A summer storm has descended upon Epcot at Walt Disney World. Undeterred, you find refuge on a bench under the well-placed roof overhang of Katsura Grill. While other guests scramble for interior spaces, you’re thankful to have been seemingly gifted this opportunity to discover a new way to enjoy Japanese garden’s tranquility. This moment of bliss is punctuated by the occasional baritone rumble of distant thunder. As another family gathers to your left, the familiar rhythm of the summer rain evokes memories of similar moments enjoyed from the damp but protective porch of your childhood home.
I was thrilled to have the opportunity to capture this serendipitous moment for you. The Japan Pavilion at Epcot is one of my favorite spaces and this was a particularly magical afternoon. I encourage you to enjoy your own moment of peace the next time you visit Epcot’s Japan Pavilion. Sit on this bench overlooking the gardens and simply pause to take it all in. You will not be disappointed.
This moment was recorded in 3D 180 degree video and is best enjoyed with a virtual reality headset. However, it can also be enjoyed from your computer browser or phone, using your finger to pan or moving your physical position for an augmented reality effect. Use headphones to more fully immerse yourself in 3D sound.